Alligator sinensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Alligator sinensis
Species Authority: Fauvel, 1879
Common Name(s):
English Chinese Alligator, China Alligator
French Alligator de Chine
Spanish Aligator de China

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1c, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crocodile Specialist Group
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in the southern part of Anhui Province and in some parts of the neighbouring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu.
China (Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in the Yangtzee River and adjoining swamps, but also has terrestial nest sites, extensive underground burrows and basking areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Crocodile Specialist Group 1996. Alligator sinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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